Haute Couture Week Spring 2005 Kicks Off

So Haute Couture Week has arrived in Paris, and I'm sure all of you are just breathless in anticipation to see some of these one of a kind works of art. For they are surely works of art more then pieces of clothing, when only 3000 women in the world can afford to wear them. Although some are more artsy then others. So we'll kick off with the wearable haute coutures of the day.

Valentino has created gowns inspired by different countries, from Seville to Hong Kong. And they are truly exquisite creations, one of my favourites collections so far. Here is Naomi Campbell in a gown inspired by Milan.

Butterfly also seems to be making a come back, featured in Valentino. . .

.. . and Stephane Saunier, who is one of the selected 6 designers invited by the French Couture Federation to unveil their collections this week. Aren't these gowns just gorgeous?

As for the true "works of art" (read: not for wearing) there is John Galliano's collection for Dior. And judging from the expression on the model's face, this gown is obviously not for wearing.

Not to be left out, Armani launched his first haute couture collection called "Priye", which is also "works of art". I mean, who would wear that thing on their head in public? Not that there is anything wrong with unwearable clothing. From an aesthetic point of view, they are all masterpieces. Watch out for the rest of the haute couture collections coming out this week by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Christian Lacroix, Jean-Paul Gaultier and various other designers!